The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program Patient Navigation Model and Manual

Feb 13,2017 | Consortium_staff Resource of the Month

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men & women, even though it is preventable. Screening and surveillance are effective ways to prevent or find colorectal cancer early. However, screening rates remain low.

The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP) is a patient navigation model that has been highly effective in increasing the completion and quality of colonoscopy screening among low-income, uninsured and underinsured people.

The CDC and the NHCRCSP developed a manual to help others replicate this successful model. The manual includes specific information about implementing a model for improving completion of colonoscopy and follow-up, increasing patients’ knowledge about their tests and results, and improving overall screening quality and patient satisfaction.

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